Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort, Salvador

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The museum Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort is erected on a small bank reef about 275 m (300 yards) from the shore. Opposite the historic city center, the Renaissance-style building was built to protect the city and withstand currents. The central tower is only 15 m (49 ft) high, making it an easy target for enemy vessels. Still, it will provide you with a good view of the city of Salvador and surrounding nature. Besides the tower, you can also dungeon, the chapel, gunpowder warehouse, and barracks, located under the tower itself. The museum has a video room, art exhibits display area, and a cafeteria. Plan trip to Salvador with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • São MArcelo Fort has a single architecture, old, very beautiful. Were making show in the area but currently no events
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  • Interesting site to learn a little about the history of Bahia and your colonization. Clean structure and conserved. Has restaurant and visitor support.
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  • Beautiful architectural work, surrounded of the most beautiful landscapes of Salvador, such as the baia de Todos os Santos, Mercado Modelo, Elevador Lacerda and Tourist Terminal.
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  • Today a nice postcard and historical attraction. Raised on a small islet of the reefs, 300 metres from the coast, stands out for meeting into the waters, and by your single format (circular) in the country, inspired by the Castel Sant'Angelo (Italy) and in the Tower of the Howler (Portugal). Is also known as the "strong" and "sea fortress of Nossa Senhora do Pópulo", had your construction begun after 1612 and completed in 1623, with your project credited by historians to separate Portuguese engineers of 1605 (Leonardo Torriani) and 1608 (Francis of cold Mosque), went through restructuring and reshaping works between 1643 and 1657. Was he participated in several battles and military/political facts of brazilian history and Bahia.
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Where to stay in Salvador

The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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